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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Mar. 18, 202104:50 AM EST

No. 2: Stellar Group Inc.

2020 gross revenue: $675 million

2900 Hartley Road, Jacksonville

904-260-2900 |

Brian E. Kappele

Year founded: 1985

Principals: Ronald H. Foster Jr., chairman; Michael S. Santarone, CEO; Brian E. Kappele, president and COO

Specialty: Design, engineering, construction, refrigeration and mechanical services for a variety of industries

Full-time employees: 750

2019 gross revenue: $670 million

2020 gross revenue: $675 million

Largest project started in 2020: Cuisine Solutions sous vide processing facility in San Antonio

Portfolio Projects

  • Cuisine Solutions in San Antonio.  A 315,000-square-foot LEED-certified sous vide processing facility.
  • Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra Beach. A multistory medical office building totaling 40,000 square feet.
  • Tom Bush Mazda in Jacksonville. A $2.1 million renovation of the 10,000-square-foot Mazda dealership that features an updated showroom, sales and service areas.
  • Centennial Ice Arena in Highland Park, Illinois. The $1.8 million renovation that included the installation of a new ice sheet floor system as well as the demolition and replacement of the old refrigeration room.
  • Ilima Pool Complex at Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu. A reimagined 2.5-acre pool complex at the Armed Forces Recreation Center resort hotel on Waikiki Beach.

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